Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 55, low 32)
They have been predicting a very cold winter this year, and I am starting to believe it. We got snow up in Georgia on Halloween and since we’ve been back in Florida, it has been an unusually cool November. We don’t usually get our cold weather until late December or January. Up until today, the weather has been real nice, but a cold front is moving in today bringing us freezing temperatures tonight. Brrrrr……wish we were in the Keys, but it’s also getting “cold” tonight there too. (62 degrees)
Al is still dealing with poison ivy and sore shoulders. He can’t seem to get rid of the poison ivy, We are wondering if there is more growing nearby. Last week we found a small plant growing on a tree on our lot. I pulled it, and tossed it in the trash. Unfortunately removing it didn’t seem to help, so yesterday, I put on gloves and dug up all the old flowers and mulch that were around that tree. He sprayed the area with Round up, and today, we’re going to throw some mulch down. Hopefully that will eliminate the problem. He’s been miserable. He’s been getting the “heebie jeebies” all the time and they make him very grumpy. (poor me)
As I mentioned in a previous post, he also injured both shoulders, again. He’s already had three rotator cuff surgeries and it appears at least one more is on the horizon. Last week was spent seeing a doctor and getting MRI’s done. Yesterday, we went back to the doctor and it was confirmed he has a bad tear on the right shoulder and a small tear on the left shoulder. He got a cortisone injection on the left shoulder. We’re hoping that will help.
He has surgery scheduled for December 30. We were very disappointed that we couldn’t get anything earlier, but we’re hoping somebody cancels and we can get it done earlier. We want to get back down to the Keys in February, but the late surgery date may delay that. : (
On another subject. I hope you all have had a chance to watch the two part television series called The Man who Killed Usama Bin Laden. It was narrated by the actual Navy Seal who pulled the trigger. It was excellent and really makes you proud of our military, and especially the SEAL teams.